For Artists / Opportunities

Hugo House, Seattle / Fellowship / Call for Writers

Submission fee


The Made at Hugo House program provides education, space, and resources for up to six emerging writers in the Seattle area per year to support the development of new work.

Applicants are selected for the program based on the excellence of their writing and ability to complete the proposed project. Projects may include (but are not limited to) completing the first draft of a novel, developing and workshopping a solo play, or creating a manuscript of poetry.

Benefits of the Program:

—A supportive writing cohort and environment
—Minimum of one free Hugo Class per quarter
—Use of our shared writing offices
—Access to Hugo House readings and performances
—Opportunities to develop teaching skills
—Two public readings
—Professional development consultation from working writers, agents, and more.

What the Program Supports:

—The development and presentation of new work
—Projects that will be completed in one year, from October to September
—Works not previously published and/or produced (excluding excerpts or individual poems or stories that are part of a larger project)
—Works of writing, including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, translation, graphic novels and comics, and multimedia and cross-disciplinary works
—Projects culminating in a reading, event, or performance

Selection Process & Criteria:

Applications are reviewed by Hugo House staff and a panel of writers working in a variety of disciplines. The panel will select program participants based on the following criteria:

—Artistic excellence of work samples
—Quality of the proposed project
—Feasibility of and ability to complete the project

More information can be found at

Eligible media

Literary Arts